Dodgers acquire Granderson in trade with Mets

Doug Mendoza
August 19, 2017

Mets manager Terry Collins speaks to the media before Friday's game against the Marlins and talks about Jeurys Familia.

The Los Angeles Dodgers have the best record in baseball by a mile, but aren't done adding players, apparently.

The Los Angeles Dodgers have acquired three-time all-star Curtis Granderson from the New York Mets. The 36-year-old Granderson is hitting.228 with 19 home runs and 52 RBIs this year. But in 71 games since May 21, Granderson has hit.276 with a.300 on-base percentage and.603 slugging percentage thanks to 31 extra-base hits (13 doubles, two triples, 16 home runs).

To make room for Granderson on the 40-man roster, the Dodgers designated right-hander Dylan Floro for assignment Floro was claimed off waivers from the Cubs on August 4, and appeared in three games with Triple-A Oklahoma City.

And with that deal, the exodus from the Mets' clubhouse of veteran players continued less than a week after the Mets sent Neil Walker to the Milwaukee Brewers.

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Granderson's departure represents another shakeup for the Mets outfield, as Jay Bruce was traded this month.

"A little bittersweet", Granderson said before exchanging hugs and phone numbers with now ex-teammates such as Robert Gsellman and Wilmer Flores. The Dodgers also received cash considerations to offset the approximately $3.8 million Granderson is owed in the final year of a four-year, $60 million contract he signed with the Mets.

Granderson was in his fourth season with the Mets and 13th overall after four seasons with the Yankees and five with the Tigers.

Rumored to be going down earlier on Friday night, the Dodgers themselves tweeted out the news. "I'm still going to come out ready to play and try to help that team out just like I was trying to help this team out". That made the veteran Granderson expendable and will clear some playing time for the team's other outfield options.

"I was excited, looking forward to the rest of the season", he said.

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